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In this daily podcast, Bloomberg’s reporting team teases out what’s actually important in the crypto conversation. Led by crypto editor stacy-marie ishmael, the show draws on reporters and editors around the world and credible voices from across the industry. Episodes cover everything from regulation to NFTs to DeFi to the environmental considerations surrounding an asset class shaping the future of finance.

In this daily podcast, Bloomberg’s reporting team teases out what’s actually important in the crypto conversation. Led by crypto editor stacy-marie ishmael, the show draws on reporters and editors around the world and credible voices from across the industry. Episodes cover everything from regulation to NFTs to DeFi to the environmental considerations surrounding an asset class shaping the future of finance.

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New York, NY

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In this daily podcast, Bloomberg’s reporting team teases out what’s actually important in the crypto conversation. Led by crypto editor stacy-marie ishmael, the show draws on reporters and editors around the world and credible voices from across the industry. Episodes cover everything from regulation to NFTs to DeFi to the environmental considerations surrounding an asset class shaping the future of finance.

Language:

English


Episodes

How Asian Countries Are Regulating Crypto

11/28/2022
In late 2022, Hong Kong updated its crypto regulations in a way that signaled a goal of increasing retail access to the asset class. In sharp contrast, nearby Singapore tightened regulations after big losses this year for retail investors. Korea, still dealing with the aftermath of the collapse of the Terra / Luna tokens, is currently focussing on enforcement. And India, somewhat uniquely in the region, is using tax policy to drive behavior. Bloomberg senior editor for crypto, Sunil...

Duration:00:21:52

Bonus: The Crypto Story by Matt Levine - Part 5

11/27/2022
Listen to the fifth audio excerpt from a special issue of Businessweek magazine, The Crypto Story. Bloomberg columnist Matt Levine uses the full issue to explain where crypto came from, what it means and why it matters. This episode is voiced by Bloomberg Businessweek editor Mark Leydorf. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:56:30

Weekend Bonus: Crypto IRL, Episode 9, with Tim and Katie

11/26/2022
Our colleagues on QuickTake, Tim Stenovec and Katie Greifeld, host a weekly video series called QuickTake IRL - In Real Life. Just for listeners of the Bloomberg Crypto podcast, we've got an audio version of their latest episode. Enjoy! Find the full video experience of the shows here. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:30:22

Can the Blockchain Have a Good Use Case for Gaming?

11/25/2022
We on the Crypto podcast team are taking a short pause to give thanks and spend some time with loved ones. And we wanted to share one of our favorite previous episodes with you. We'll be back with new episodes on Monday. Enjoy! The gaming industry is bigger in revenue terms worldwide than the film and television industries combined. But it also continues to deal with hard and necessary conversations over who benefits from those profits, over work and labor conditions, and (as always) about...

Duration:00:22:03

Decentralizing the Music Industry

11/24/2022
In the spirit of the Thanksgiving holiday in the U.S., we wanted to re-up this episode that we really love from earlier in the year. We are thankful for you, our listeners. And to all who celebrate, we wish you a joyful day. Enjoy! Earlier this year, pop music duo The Chainsmokers released 5,000 nonfungible tokens for free. These NFTs gave fans a 1% cut of the streaming royalties from their latest album, as well as priority access to concert tickets and free merchandise. The Chainsmokers...

Duration:00:22:34

A Post-FTX Reality Check with Joe Weisenthal

11/23/2022
Have you heard the one about “the box”? In April 2022, long before Sam-Bankman Fried was tweeting rambling threads about the collapse of his FTX empire, he joined the Bloomberg Odd Lots podcast and talked about “the box”. It was his metaphor for describing the crypto practice of “yield farming”, and his description at the time raised many an eyebrow because it seemed, well, too good to be true. Joining this episode is Joe Weisenthal, co-host of the Odd Lots podcast, who at the time ended...

Duration:00:22:00

Is Bitcoin Still Heading Into an Ice Age?

11/22/2022
Before chaos broke out in the crypto market with the collapse of FTX, a report by digital-assets researcher CryptoCompare found that Bitcoin’s value…was still dropping. It appeared the industry wasn’t just heading into winter, but a possible “Crypto Ice Age.” Then the stunning downfall of crypto exchange FTX, which halted withdrawals and declared bankruptcy, and the resignation of its CEO Sam Bankman-Fried, sparked a wide-ranging market downturn with Bitcoin dropping from its previous...

Duration:00:19:33

What Does FTX’s Fall Mean for the Future Of Crypto?

11/21/2022
In a crisis, there are always winners and losers. So, who are some of the players who might emerge stronger from the latest calamity to hit the cryptoverse? And will the fallout rekindle the tense debate over centralized entities versus decentralized protocols? Bloomberg reporter Sidhartha Shukla joins Bloomberg managing editor of crypto Stacy-Marie Ishmael to discuss this and more in our latest episode. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:22:21

Weekend Bonus: Crypto IRL, Episode 8, with Tim and Katie

11/19/2022
Our colleagues on QuickTake, Tim Stenovec and Katie Greifeld, host a weekly video series called QuickTake IRL - In Real Life. Just for listeners of the Bloomberg Crypto podcast, we've got an audio version of their latest episode. Enjoy! Find the full video experience of the shows here. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:32:23

Eight Days Into FTX's Bankruptcy Blow Up

11/18/2022
It’s been another unprecedented week in the crypto ecosystem. Fast moving information and news about digital assets has kept coming as the market struggles with the repercussions of FTX declaring bankruptcy and the resignation of former CEO Sam Bankman-Fried. Events continue to unfold at lightning speed with great consequences for so many investors. Bloomberg crypto senior editor Philip Lagerkranser and Bloomberg senior crypto editor for Asia, Sunil Jagtiani join the show to discuss the...

Duration:00:23:31

Bonus: The Crypto Story by Matt Levine - Part 4

11/17/2022
Listen to the fourth audio excerpt from a special issue of Businessweek magazine, The Crypto Story. Bloomberg columnist Matt Levine uses the full issue to explain where crypto came from, what it means and why it matters. This episode is voiced by Bloomberg Businessweek editor Mark Leydorf. See https://omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:01:04:27

Matt Levine Weighs In on the Post-FTX Crypto Ecosystem

11/17/2022
This week on the podcast, we’ve attempted to unpack the spectacular downfall of one of the biggest crypto exchanges and how it has possibly changed the sector forever. A month ago, if someone would have told us that crypto exchange FTX was potentially mismanaging customer funds, funneling money into its sister trading firm Alameda Research, and would soon weigh on the crypto industry, we wouldn't have believed them. As more details about its general finances emerge, we're starting to better...

Duration:00:37:35

Assessing BITO One Year In

11/16/2022
Around this time last year, the very first Bitcoin-linked exchange-traded fund debuted - the ProShares Bitcoin ETF, which trades under the ticker BITO. The launch marked a milestone for the digital-asset industry: It opened up the opportunity for more mainstream investors to dip their toes into cryptocurrencies. The ETF had a stellar start: it was the second-most heavily traded fund on record, and it gathered more than $1 billion in assets in record time. Back then, Bitcoin was trading at...

Duration:00:17:09

FTX Bankruptcy Fallout Continues to Cause Crypto Chaos

11/15/2022
The crypto industry descended into chaos last week after a series of fast moving events. The trouble purportedly started after Binance CEO Changpeng Zhao tweeted that the crypto exchange would sell off some of rival exchange FTX’s native token, FTT, due to ‘risk management’ issues. That drove the price of FTT down and fueled a selloff. Soon after, FTX was forced to halt withdrawals from the exchange. CEO Sam Bankman-Fried -- or SBF as he’s known -- started shopping around for a bailout. Then...

Duration:00:23:40

The Mango Hack

11/14/2022
It’s a day ending in Y, which means we’re going to talk about crypto hacks. Yes, these are all too common - in October alone, hacks, attacks and clever exploits (more about those in a second) cost the crypto industry an estimated $700 million. Now when we talk about hacks, you might (correctly) picture sophisticated state-sponsored groups like North Korea’s Lazarus, or more run-of-the-mill attacks on Twitter or Instagram. But there's another kind of exploit that’s really raising eyebrows in...

Duration:00:22:19

Bonus: The Crypto Story by Matt Levine - Part 3

11/13/2022
Listen to the third audio excerpt from this week's special issue of Businessweek magazine, The Crypto Story. Bloomberg columnist Matt Levine uses the full issue to explain where crypto came from, what it means and why it matters. This episode is voice by Bloomberg Businessweek editor Mark Leydorf. See https://omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:42:36

Weekend Bonus: Crypto IRL, Episode 7, with Tim and Katie

11/12/2022
Our colleagues on QuickTake, Tim Stenovec and Katie Greifeld, host a weekly video series called QuickTake IRL - In Real Life. Just for listeners of the Bloomberg Crypto podcast, we've got an audio version of their latest episode. Enjoy! Find the full video experience of the shows here. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:30:27

What Binance’s Axed FTX Buyout Means for the Cryptoverse

11/11/2022
The equivalent of an earthquake jolted the crypto world this week: Binance, the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchange, announced and then quickly reversed a proposal to buy out rival exchange FTX, which was reportedly facing a liquidity crisis and on the brink of collapse. The companies are each owned by two of the most well known CEOs in crypto: Sam Bankman-Fried at FTX, who has been touted as crypto’s version of legendary banker J.P. Morgan, and Binance CEO Changpeng Zhao, known as...

Duration:00:18:16

MLIV Pulse: Most Crypto Investors Want Regulation

11/10/2022
One of the core fundamentals that personifies the Bloomberg newsroom is its commitment to data. As part of that commitment, the Markets Live team does a weekly investor survey, asking questions about different elements of financial markets. It’s called the MLIV Pulse Survey - because it’s the Markets Live team taking the pulse of financial markets. In October, the team asked investors for their opinions about crypto. On this episode, Bloomberg senior editor Kasia Klimasinska with the...

Duration:00:21:08

Introducing: The Big Take

11/10/2022
Each weekday, The Big Take brings you one story—one big, important story. Host Wes Kosova talks to Bloomberg journalists around the world, experts and the people at the center of the news to help you understand what’s happening, what it means and why it matters. Money, politics, the economy and business, energy, the environment, technology—we cover it all on The Big Take. Listen to The Big Take on the iHeartRadio app or wherever you get your podcasts....

Duration:00:02:49